Southern Luzon giant cloud rat

Southern Luzon giant cloud rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Phloeomys cumingi

 

The Southern giant slender-tailed cloud rat, southern luzon giant cloud rat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the southern Luzon giant cloud rat
A young / baby of a southern Luzon giant cloud rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A southern Luzon giant cloud rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Philippines
Some facts about the
Slender-tailed cloud rat

Adult weight : 1.75 kg (3.85 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 14 years

Litter size : 1

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Facts about the southern Luzon giant cloud rat

Heaney) Though rather wide spread and common, this southern Luzon giant cloud rat is heavily hunted and subject to habitat destruction.

The species from southern Luzon (Phloeomys cumingi) is a deep mahogany brown all over; a group of related species, the bushy-tailed cloud rats, (the genus Crateromys), includes one species with long, flowing, coal-black hair covering the entire body, and another that is bright orange over most of the body, but with a tail that is pure white for the last half of its length.

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